|Location||San Leandro, CA|
|Date Posted||September 30, 2021|
JOB SUMMARY: The LVN / LPT provides direct client care including medications and basic medical intervention and education, following standard nursing practices.
- Graduation from an accredited school of licensed vocational nursing or psychiatric technology required.
- Associate's degree, preferred.
- One (1) year service experience working as a nurse in a behavioral health field
- One (1) year medication administration experience required.
License or Certification
- Valid California LVN or LPT license.
- Current CPR certification.
- Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with participants, families, schools, other staff, physicians, county agencies, other health care and social services providers and the public.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a treatment team.
- Ability to develop strong relationships with other agencies and community partners.
- Good organizational, writing, and time management skills.
- Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness, trauma, and its treatment.
- Ability to understand and work with participants from diverse cultural backgrounds in a positive manner.
- Ability to physically perform Pro-ACT.
- Ability to visually and audibly assess participants’ behavior and needs.
- Ability to provide first aide.
- Ability to stand and walk for long periods, up to 3 hours at a time.
- Ability to drive within the community in personal vehicle.
POTENTIAL JOB HAZARDS
- Potential for eye and wrist strain from computer screen and minor lacerations from paper cuts.
- Repetitive movements – writing and typing.
- Interaction with potentially assaultive youth.
- Blood and Body Fluid Contact (Category I).
- Demonstrated ability to administer medications, including injections.
- Demonstrated ability to engage clients and families.
- Demonstrated ability to assess and diagnose physical health status.
- Demonstrated ability to formulate and implement an effective nursing care plan.
- Demonstrated understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment as appropriate within Scope of Practice.
- Demonstrated understanding of Company’s Compliance Program and Code of Ethics.
- Demonstrated understanding of laws and regulations affecting behavioral health clinical care.
- Ability to perform clear and concise documentation including the use of EMR where applicable.
- Demonstrated understanding of how to behave in a safe manner while seeing clients in the community or facility as applicable.
- Demonstrated ability to recognize dangerous behavior or health status change by clients and intervene as appropriate.